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Carl Yastrzemski and Ted Williams pose together before a 1963 Red Sox game. (AP) 

Carl Yastrzemski and Ted Williams pose together before a 1963 Red Sox game. (AP) 

Mets Manager Casey Stengel closely studies the action during a 1963 game. (Neil Leifer/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the New York Mets

Mets Manager Casey Stengel closely studies the action during a 1963 game. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the New York Mets

Redskins guard Vince Promuto drinks water from a ladle during a 1963 game against the Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Redskins guard Vince Promuto drinks water from a ladle during a 1963 game against the Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Bears tight end Mike Ditka speaks with coach George Halas during a 1961 game against the Eagles. Ditka, who compiled a 121-95 record in 14 seasons as head coach, is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. (Neil Leifer/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of the 1985 Bears
SI VAULT: Ditka, Bears on top in West (11.25.63)

Bears tight end Mike Ditka speaks with coach George Halas during a 1961 game against the Eagles. Ditka, who compiled a 121-95 record in 14 seasons as head coach, is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of the 1985 BearsSI VAULT: Ditka, Bears on top in West (11.25.63)

Gordie Howe and Bill Gadsby talk before a 1963 Red Wings-Canadiens game. (Tony Triolo/SI)

GALLERY: All-Time Oldest NHL Players | Hockey’s All-Time Best Toothless Smiles

Gordie Howe and Bill Gadsby talk before a 1963 Red Wings-Canadiens game. (Tony Triolo/SI)
GALLERY: All-Time Oldest NHL Players | Hockey’s All-Time Best Toothless Smiles

Browns RB Jim Brown rests on the sidelines during a 1963 game against the Cowboys. The 2012 season has yet to begin and the Brown are already in trouble. Rookie back Trent Richardson had a scope on his knee Thursday and may miss the opener. Defensive back Joe Haden is facing a four-game suspension for a taking drug usually used to combat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder. If that’s not enough, starting wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi was concussed Friday night. (Neil Leifer/SI)

KING MMQB: Tough first week for Browns and other more from around the NFL
GALLERY:  Top 32 All-Time Running Backs | Notable Preseason QB Debuts 

Browns RB Jim Brown rests on the sidelines during a 1963 game against the Cowboys. The 2012 season has yet to begin and the Brown are already in trouble. Rookie back Trent Richardson had a scope on his knee Thursday and may miss the opener. Defensive back Joe Haden is facing a four-game suspension for a taking drug usually used to combat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder. If that’s not enough, starting wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi was concussed Friday night. (Neil Leifer/SI)
KING MMQB: Tough first week for Browns and other more from around the NFLGALLERY:  Top 32 All-Time Running Backs | Notable Preseason QB Debuts 

Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor dribbles up court against Bill Russell during a 1963 Celtics-Lakers game. Russell defeated Baylor’s Lakers for seven of his 11 NBA championships. (Dick Raphael/NBAE/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Bill Russell | Iconic Lakers | Iconic Celtics

Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor dribbles up court against Bill Russell during a 1963 Celtics-Lakers game. Russell defeated Baylor’s Lakers for seven of his 11 NBA championships. (Dick Raphael/NBAE/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Bill Russell | Iconic Lakers | Iconic Celtics

Carl Yastrzemski slides across the plate with Boston’s final run in the eighth inning in the Red Sox’ 8-3 first game victory over Cleveland in Aug. 1963.  Catcher Joe Azcue reaches to make the tag, but too late to do any good.  (AP Photo/Julian C. Wilson)

SI VAULT: Yaz leads Red Sox to top of American League (8.21.63)

Carl Yastrzemski slides across the plate with Boston’s final run in the eighth inning in the Red Sox’ 8-3 first game victory over Cleveland in Aug. 1963.  Catcher Joe Azcue reaches to make the tag, but too late to do any good.  (AP Photo/Julian C. Wilson)
SI VAULT: Yaz leads Red Sox to top of American League (8.21.63)

President John F. Kennedy plays golf at Hyannisport Club in Hyannis Port, Mass during a day off in July 1963. In honor of President’s Day, SI has compiled a photo gallery of U.S. presidents playing sports. (Corbis).  

GALLERY: U.S. Presidents At Play
SI VAULT: Palmer discusses golf with JFK (7.13.11)

President John F. Kennedy plays golf at Hyannisport Club in Hyannis Port, Mass during a day off in July 1963. In honor of President’s Day, SI has compiled a photo gallery of U.S. presidents playing sports. (Corbis).  
GALLERY: U.S. Presidents At PlaySI VAULT: Palmer discusses golf with JFK (7.13.11)

Elgin Baylor drives to the hoop against Bill Russell during a 1963 Celtics-Lakers game. Russell is celebrating his 78th birthday on Sunday. (Dick Raphael/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Bill Russell

Elgin Baylor drives to the hoop against Bill Russell during a 1963 Celtics-Lakers game. Russell is celebrating his 78th birthday on Sunday. (Dick Raphael/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Bill Russell

Eagles linebacker Chuck Bednarik exults after hitting Giants halfback Frank Gifford, who lays motionless beneath him, during a 1960 game at Yankee Stadium. (John G. Zimmerman/SI)

SI VAULT: Bednarik was last of football’s 60-minute men (9.6.93)

Eagles linebacker Chuck Bednarik exults after hitting Giants halfback Frank Gifford, who lays motionless beneath him, during a 1960 game at Yankee Stadium. (John G. Zimmerman/SI)
SI VAULT: Bednarik was last of football’s 60-minute men (9.6.93)

Detroit’s Floyd Smith races toward the loose puck during a 1963 Red Wings-Sabres game. Smith would later coach Buffalo to the 1975 Stanley Cup Finals but would lose in six games to the Flyers. (John G. Zimmerman/SI)

Detroit’s Floyd Smith races toward the loose puck during a 1963 Red Wings-Sabres game. Smith would later coach Buffalo to the 1975 Stanley Cup Finals but would lose in six games to the Flyers. (John G. Zimmerman/SI)

Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax pitches against the Braves during a 1963 game at Dodger Stadium. Koufax won the 1965 Sportsman of the Year Award. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Sandy Koufax on Sandy Koufax (12.20.65)

Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax pitches against the Braves during a 1963 game at Dodger Stadium. Koufax won the 1965 Sportsman of the Year Award. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Sandy Koufax on Sandy Koufax (12.20.65)